The new study, published Tuesday in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, finds that younger Millennials — those born in the early 1990s and sometimes referred to as "the Snapchat Generation" — are 41 percent more likely to be sexually inactive than their Millennial peers born in the 1980s and more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s than 1960s-born Generation X'ers."It's counter to the popular notion that young people today are just wanting short-term relationships," Ryne Sherman, associate professor of psychology at Florida Atlantic University, and one of the study's researchers, said.
Related: More Americans Are OK with Same-Sex Experiences: Poll The team analyzed data from more than 26,000 respondents to the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of U. adults that includes members of both the Millennial generation and its predecessor, Generation X.
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"Now we’ve added to that pile with delaying sexual experience."It could be that today's young people can experience intimacy online, including the widespread availability of pornography."Some people might say porn is causing people to have sex more.
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